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in that direction. the republicans have some leverage as well. two years ago, obama said he didn't want to hurt the economy, so he didn't want to raise rates on anyone. evidently that his job is secure, he's less interested in everybody else's job, so he is interested in raising top rates, capital gains taxes, subchatter "s" corporation taxes. although that's going to be awfully rough on the economy if he pulls the trigger on that. there are also a series of fights where republicans have more leverage than they do early january. that is the debt ceiling and there the republicans have announced ahead of time the boehner rule remains in place. obama wants a trillion dollars in debt ceiling increase and he's planning on having $8 trillion in higher debt over the next decade, he has to pay for it with spending cuts of equal amounts. the republicans could require tax rates come down as part of a debt ceiling increase. a second tool republicans have and have employed against obama is the continuing resolution. >> yeah. >> because the democrats in the senate have not passed a budget in three or four y
. president obama's initial offer on the fiscal cliff was resoundingly rejected by republicans. it included a $1.6 trillion tax increase, double what he campaigned on. also included $400 billion in entitlement cuts eliminating the need for congressional approval to a raise the debt ceiling. the markets rebounded later in the week following the latest hopes on a fiscal cliff agreement. america's economy grew at a faster pace than initially expected in the third quarter of the year. the second reading of the gross domestic product showed it at rate of 2.7% spurred by stronger inventories and exports. the securities and exchange commission is looking for a new chairman. mary shapirp schapiro announcin she will step down after nearly four years on the job. the obama administration says it will announce a replacement in the near future. >>> starbucks has a new way to spend a lot of money. it is introducing the most expensive blend made from a rare costa rican variety named geisha. it is $7 a cup and only available in 48 stores. if you order one, drink it slowly and enjoy every sip. >>> is the fi
-raiser for president obama. good to see you. >> thank you. >> a lot of drama happening in washington. let's talk about the fiscal cliff. what's your take on how this plays out? now with just a few days left in the year to get this deal done. >> i don't think they're going to come back after christmas. i think that we will see them back in early january to make a compromise. i think that comp promise is gog be in between where the president is and where the speaker is. >> you say we go off the fiscal cliff then? >> yes, do. >> do you think we will see the economy hit recession? that was the expectation, right? >> no. that is the expectation but i don't think so. i think there's been a lot of drama, especially on the tax increase side. the tax increase side is do symbolic. at the end of the day it's not going to have any impact on the deficit or controlling our spending. what's going to have to happen is the spending cut. i think that's where the speaker was having difficulty getting support, is not being specific about where these cuts are coming from. >> where should the cuts come from? i mean, we hea
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